black and white old image of Burton in East Coker, a lone figure standing in the road



Sunday 30 May, 2-4pm

Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker

About a century ago, a group of folklorists travelled through the English countryside, collecting old folk songs from some of the last remaining people who remembered them. Many hundreds of songs were collected in Somerset and Dorset, including in the Cokers.

Join Phil Owen in a special workshop where you will learn a selection of songs from in and around East and West Coker, and find out about the people who sang them.

Phil Owen is a singer and writer from North Somerset. His work is informed by a strong interest in the relationships between voice, heritage and place. With Megan Wakefield, he ran the experimental literary salon Tertulia.

Important information

If the cost of attending this event is a barrier, please email and we will be happy to offer you a free place, no questions asked.